What is Intensive?

The Austin Stone Worship Intensive is a full 2-day training with a small group of worship pastors from different churches across the country. We invite you to gather together and join with our worship staff at our weekly worship huddle and monthly worship collective, as well as having uninterrupted time with our leadership.

Through 5 different round table discussions we will share our cultural foundations that shape who we are and what we do. We also have built in times for Q&A with our leadership both in large group or in a one-on-one setting. Finally, we will share a handful of few meals together that will allow for even more time to process together.

Our hope is that these Intensives will serve to help other worship ministry leaders work out some of the many complex and unique difficulties that they face. We realize we have a lot to learn, but we also want to be a resource in the things that God has allowed us to go through.

Subjects we will cover include:

  • Culture
  • Development
  • Liturgy
  • Excellence
  • Engagement
  • Togetherness
  • Theology
  • Production
  • more…

What Others Are Saying

“This was hands down the best ministry development event that I’ve attended.”Intensive Participant
“This experience trumps any conference I’ve ever been to. It was practical, honest, innovative and most of all, relational!”Intensive Participant


Like to plan ahead? Here is a quick overview of the 2 days you’ll spend with us.*

8:30am – Registration Opens
9:00am – Welcome + Introductions
11:00am – Break
11:30pm – Lunch
1:00pm – Session #1
2:30pm – Break
2:40pm – Session #2
4:00pm – Travel To Dinner
4:30pm – Break
5:00pm – Session #3
5:30pm – Dinner

9:00am – Breakfast
9:30am – ASW Team Prayer
10:15am – Session #4
11:30am – Lunch
1:00pm – Session #5
2:30pm – ASW Team Q&A
4:30pm – Dinner
6:30pm – Collective Rally & Prayer
7:00pm – Worship Collective
10:00pm – Teardown & Team celebration

*schedule may change due to unforeseen circumstances


For the City Center
500 E St. John’s
Austin, TX 78752




  • 2 Full Days Of Training With Our Team
  • All Meals Wednesday & Thursday
  • Intensive Booklet
  • Digital Resources
  • Lots Of Coffee

Frequently Asked Questions

No. You must cover your own travel costs to get to Austin.
No. You must cover your own lodging costs. There are a handful of affordable hotels around the For The City Center to choose from. We do have a few team members that may have a spot in their home to stay a night or two if you are on a tight budget. If you have any questions, please contact Daniel Darnell (daniel@austinstone.org).
Unfortunately in order to keep Intensives intimate and relational, we are only allowing 20 people max to participate. We will not have room for a spouse or guest to join us if they are not also registered for Intensive. However, they are welcome to travel with you, enjoy the city of Austin, and even attend our Worship Collective Thursday night.
If you are unable to register it is because we only have 20 spots per Intensive in order to keep them small and relational. We wish we could accommodate everyone but we simply can’t. Sign up for our email updates or check this site for our next Intensive registration dates.
You are welcome to stay as long as you want and even attend a Sunday service if you’d like, but Intensive officially ends Thursday night after Worship Collective.
There will be plenty of time over meals and breaks to talk with our leadership and team, but we cannot guarantee everyone will get individual time with a particular worship leader. We will do our best to free up our team so that they are available to talk and answer any question you may have.
Due to the limited nature of the Intensive and the cost we incur to host them, we cannot offer refunds. However, we can transfer your spot to another worship leader or attendee if need be.
Due to the limited number of people attending each Intensive, we can only allow 2 people per church to attend at one time.